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senate Bill S3061
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S3061 - Details
S3061 - Summary
Provides that bills which have reached order of third reading but which shall not have been acted on by the house before the end of the first year of the two-year legislative session shall maintain its place on the order of third reading until the house shall act on such bill or until the end of the two-year legislative session unless such bill shall have been amended, in which case such bill may be referred back to a standing committee for reconsideration; sets forth exceptions for budget bills, bills requiring a home rule message, constitutional amendments and bills requiring a fiscal note.
S3061 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3061 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to the continuity of legislative sessions PURPOSE: Enhances the continuity of the two-year, legislative session by allowing all bills to "carryover" (keep their place on the legislative calendar between the first and second years of a session). SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Relates to the procedural continuity of legislation during the two year session. Section 1 declares the legislature's intent to create a continuous two-year "carryover" legislative session. Section 2 adds a new section 42-a to the legislative law providing that during the second year of the two year session, bills will remain at the same place in the process as they were when the first year ended. The bill stipulates that: 1. A bill that passes one house of the legislature will automatically be sent to the appropriate committee of the other house for action,
S3061 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3061 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BONACIC, DILAN, KRUEGER, O'MARA, OPPENHEIMER, VALE- SKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be commit- ted to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to the continuity of legislative sessions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that while New York and most other states operate on two-year legislative calendars, only the legislature of the state of New York interrupts procedural continuity of legislation during the two-year session. This practice commonly requires the reconsideration and readoption of hundreds of bills during the second year which were previously considered and adopted during the first year. The legislature determines that this practice is usually unnecessary and expends time and taxpayer money which could be better spent addressing other important legislative busi- ness. The legislature therefore declares its intent to preserve the procedural continuity of all bills within the biennial legislative session. S 2. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 42-a to read as follows: S 42-A. CONTINUITY OF LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS. 1. UPON PASSAGE OF A BILL BY ONE HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE, SUCH BILL SHALL AUTOMATICALLY BE SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE COMMITTEE IN THE OTHER HOUSE FOR ACTION ON SUCH BILL, WHERE THAT HOUSE MAY ACT ON THE BILL AT ANY TIME DURING THE REMAINDER OF THE BIENNIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION. 2. NO BILL REPORTED BY A STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL BE REFERRED BACK TO THAT COMMITTEE UNLESS SUCH BILL SHALL HAVE BEEN AMENDED. 3. EVERY BILL WHICH SHALL HAVE REACHED THE ORDER OF THIRD READING BUT WHICH SHALL NOT HAVE BEEN ACTED ON BY THE HOUSE BEFORE THE END OF THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00351-01-1
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